YESS Duck Derby presented by Bob Brown Auto

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at Jordan Creek Town Center
101 Jordan Creek Parkway

The YESS Duck Derby, presented by Bob Brown Auto, is back for its 9th year and is sure to be the most quack-tastic one yet! This family-fun event quacks up the young and young at heart while supporting our community’s most vulnerable children.

The fun starts at Noon, when you can enjoy FREE family-friendly  entertainment, kids’ activities, and food samples from Jordan Creek-area restaurants. At 2:00 pm, thousands of yellow rubber ducks will race though the lake at Jordan Creek Town Center, all vying to cross the finish line first and be named Top Duck. Adopt your ducks and cheer them on to victory and the chance to win fantastic prizes, including $10,000 cash!

Adopt your ducks at

  • Adopt a Duck (1) – $5.00
  • Adopt a “Six Quack” (6) – $25.00
  • Adopt a “Quackers Dozen” (12) – $50.00
  • Adopt a “Flock” (25) – $100.00

All proceeds will benefit Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS).

In His Light Ministries Women’s Fellowship

Saturday, May 14th 2016 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
at Ramada Tropics Resort/Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Rd

Come and enjoy a time filled with worship, fun, faith and fellowship that will inspire, strengthen, embolden and empower you to become the woman that God has created you to be.

Event details:
Time: Registration is 8:00-9:00 a.m. Conference is from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Early Bird Adult: $25 (plus $1.62 pay processing fee). Early Bird Teen: Grades 9th-12th $15 (plus $1.37 processing fee). Registeration cost includes plated lunch. No child care provided. Early Registration ends May 2nd. Registration cost after May 2nd: Adult $30, Teen $20. Deadline to register is May 10th.

Gourmet Gala

Saturday, May 14th 2016 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at The Seasons Iowa State University
Iowa State University

Enjoy an evening of gourmet food and good company while supporting Special Olympics Iowa. To reserve your table, please call 515-986-5520.

Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games

Thursday, May 19th 2016 - All Day
at Iowa State University
Iowa State University

The most exciting time of the year is inching closer. The three-day event brings more than 2,600 athletes from all around Iowa for fun and exciting competition. For more information call           515-986-5520.

Cop on Top for Special Olympics Iowa

Sunday, May 29th 2016 - All Day
at Altoona, Ankeny, Des Moines
Altoona, Ankeny, Des Moines

Through Cop on Top help and support Special Olympics Iowa athletes May 29,2016 in Altoona, Ankeny, and Des Moines. Law enforcement officers and volunteers will be stationed outside of popular retail or grocery stores.

Plane Pull for Special Olympics Iowa

Saturday, June 4th 2016 - All Day
at Des Moines International Airport
5800 Fleur Dr

Put your strength to the test against a UPS 757 airplane weighing more than 120,000 pounds. Team awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Fastest Pull (in each of the five divisions)
  • Grand Champion
  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Best Team Costume

For more information call 515-986-5520 or register at

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